Meta-Analysis the Effects of Loneliness on Depression in Elderly

Arifin, M Zainul (2023) Meta-Analysis the Effects of Loneliness on Depression in Elderly. Indonesian Journal of Global Health Research, 5 (2). pp. 335-344. ISSN 2715-1972

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The impact loneliness on health and well-being is recognized globally as a public health problem. Loneliness can be experienced at any age, especially in the elderly. This study aimed to analyze and estimate the influence of loneliness on depression in the elderly. This type of research is meta-analysis and was carried out according to the PRISMA flow chart and the PICO model. P: elderly, I: loneliness, C: not lonely, O: depression. Search for articles in this study through databases that include PubMed, ProQuest, and Springer Link with keywords "Loneliness"[Mesh] OR “Lonely” [tiab] OR "social isolation' [tiab] AND "Depression"[tw] OR “stress” AND “Elderly” OR "older people" [tiab] AND "Multivariate analysis" [Mesh] [tiab]. The data were analyzed using the Review Manager software (RevMan 5.3). The result showed that elderly people who experience loneliness will increase the incidence of depression by 1.65 times compared to elderly people who are not lonely, this showed that loneliness is a risk factor for depression in the elderly, and its statistically significant (aOR= 1.65; 95% CI= 1.13 to 2.42; p= 0.010). Keywords: depression; elderly; loneliness

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: depression; elderly; loneliness
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Peer Review
Depositing User: Repository STIKES ICME Jombang
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2023 14:42
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2023 14:42

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